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Black Women In Business: Handbags And More From RetroStitch By B

When owner and designer, Brandie Leach, established RetroStitch three years ago, she favored the idea of making original, custom designs using other people’s recycled materials. The idea inspired pieces made from the fabrics of drapes, pillowcases, old blouses – even tablecloths!

Retrostitch pic with Brandie
Founder, Brandie Leach, is a self-taught designer and business owner currently residing in Rhode Island

Using a variety of designs, RetroStitch features a showcase ranging from bridal essentials to a more everyday collection. This creator and mother of two even finds the time to consider 100% custom orders while offering a  seven-day window before placing an order to ensure satisfaction. Not to mention her signature gold “handmade” bag tag and a 15% THANK YOU reward to use towards your next purchase.

The brand’s testimonials speak for themselves:

I just bought the stiletto framed purse. I love it. The colors and the feel of the fabric is awesome and the quality of the bag itself is top notch. My boys were playing with it during church and it survived them and it’s still in one piece. I’ll be ordering another for sure. Thanks!
-A. Graham, PA

Thank you for my purse. I love it! You’re so talented, everyone should have at least one of your bags!
-J. Ashe, CT

I’m in love. I had recently made purchases and I’m addicted.I can’t wait to use my clutch (waiting for the right occasion). I love my eye/neck pad ice/heat pad set the most. I also got two for my daughters and I swear in the past few days that have gotten boo-boos just to use them. Great as ice packs.  Brandie keep up the great work! 
Y. Dorval, CT

Talk about service.

With over five years of sewing experience, you can expect a versatile selection of framed purses, travel jewelry pouches eyeglasses cases and handbags that include (but are not limited to): totes, clutches, cross-body bags, wristlets and coin purses.

“Everything I know has been self-taught and because of that, I have a greater appreciation for my talent and work. I have spent many hours fixing and redoing projects, wasting materials due to errors, and even to this day, I make mistakes! I don’t let the lack of formal education stop me because information is at my fingertips and I use my fingertips often!” – Brandie Leach, Owner

custom made purse with "lip" style handle

See more of RetroStitch and their collections here!

  • custom made purse with "lip" style handle

all images via retrostitchbyb.com

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